Temple stays unbeaten by defeating Tulane 49-10

Temple stays unbeaten by defeating Tulane 49-10

Published Oct. 10, 2015 3:59 p.m. ET

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jahad Thomas and Ryquell Armstead scored two touchdowns apiece and Temple remained unbeaten with a 49-10 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

The Owls (5-0, 2-0 American) are off to their first 5-0 start since 1974 after ending a two-game win streak for the Green Wave (2-3, 1-1).

Thomas ran 10 yards to give Temple a 14-10 lead in the second quarter and added 16-yard scoring catch from P.J. Walker for a 21-10 halftime lead.

Armstead, making his first start, added a pair of 16-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter, sandwiched around Sean Chandler's 22-yard interception return for a score.


Walker hit 11 of 15 passes for 183 yards. His other scoring pass of 22 yards went to Robby Anderson in the first quarter. Backup quarterback Frank Nutile threw a 10-yard score to David Hood in the final quarter.

The Owls held Tulane to just 8 yards rushing and eight first downs. Tyler Matakevich, playing just into the third quarter, made seven tackles, giving him 399 for his career, tops in the nation among active NCAA players.

Tanner Lee was 16-of-29 passing for only 95 yards, one TD and two interceptions.